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IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

Friends :  normal service is now resumed from the SRGC site and Forum  :)

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

Dear Friends, first I must make my apology for not reminding you of the March issue of IRG  - I hope you found it and enjoyed it, nonetheless .

The April issue is now online .

Plant hunters have always been intrepid souls, venturing into areas where all sorts of unknown tribulations lurked. Happily, the fate of David Douglas – who died in a pit trap in Hawaii in 1834 - has not befallen any recent plant explorers.

The Latvian nurseryman, bulb expert and author Jānis Rukšāns is a valued contributor contributes to the  SRGC forum. Last month he made a trip to North West Turkey. This issue of IRG  includes much of that story but a great many more photographs can be seen in the SRGC Forum along with other references.

Jaroslav Baláž, a Czech grower  who has a small alpine nursery in  the village of  Dolní Rožínka, writes about Ranunculus seguieri - Some super photos of this plant can also be seen here in the NARGS Forum, from Anne Spiegel. (  http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=705.msg9954#msg9954  )

This photo of Ranunculs seguieri in the wild is from the SRGC Forum by "Ranunculus" himself, Cliff Booker.

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

Jānis Rukšāns is very much an international figure  - here he and his wife Guna (both dressed in national costume from around the 10th century, reconstructed from archeological researches) are pictured with a gathering of Irish AGS Dublin Group who have just been visiting  their nurseries and enjoying some of the historical treasures of the Riga area.

Many alpine enthusiasts from around the world, including quite a few NARGS members, will be meeting up next week for the  Second Czech International Rock Garden Conference - the IRG Team will be  there and we look forward to seeing many friends old and new.

http://czrgs.cz/conference.html
http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8484.0

Maggi Young

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

For the general index of  The International Rock Gardener e-magazines, here's the link:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

Thanks, Mark- I forgot  to put that link to the main page where all the issues are of IRG.  :-[

For the actual  IRG Index to date  this is the link:
update 28/06/13     http://files.srgc.net//journals/IRGIndex42.pdf

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

IRG 41, for May 2013 is now online. this is the first issue dedicated to  the exciting gathering of International Rock Gardeners in early May in the Czech Republic.
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013May301369920930IRG41May.pdf

It seemed fitting to celebrate these gardeners - those attending came from 20 countries, including Canada and America...... 8)

Photos of many of those  attending can be seen here : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10517.0  and those who attended the event  are invited to post their 'people pix' there as well. For other photos there is this thread in the forum, where your photos will  also  be greatly appreciated : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10484.0

Main page of IRG http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Anne Spiegel
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Joined: 2010-01-26

The May issue of IRG is SPECTACULAR.  Oooohhh, those gardens!  And gentians growing like dandelions.  And almost every garden a crevice garden.
What a wonderful time you all must have had.

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

It was a wonderful experience, Anne.  Not only the beautiful countryside and gardens  but also the real "buzz" from such a friendly gathering of rock gardeners.
Funny you should mention "gentians growing like dandelions"  - everywhere we went, every orchard, every fallow field was covered in more dandelions than I would eer have imagined possible! We get roadsides and the odd uncultivated field with good sprinklings of dandelions here -  but the Czech dandelion display was of a truly olympic proportions - millions of the golden flowers -a spectacle in itself! When they seed it must be like a snowstorm  :o

How they have such marvelous gardens with all that dandelion seed about is another miracle!

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

June 2013 IRG  42   http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jun271372340302IRG42June.pdf

new url :  http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jun281372419197IRG42June.pdf
 
I conclude my look at the recent events hosted by the rock gardeners of the Czech Republic with a visit to the garden of Vojtěch Holubec in Praha-Suchdol and of Zdeněk Zvolánek in Karlík, the Beauty Slope.
Tim Ingram, an English nurseryman also  known here in the NARGS Forum,  gives a brief overview of his experience of the Czech trip.

 

 

enjoying the Beauty Slope

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

My apologies, there is a change to the url for the June Issue, now it is
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jun281372419197IRG42June.pdf - there was a mistake in an Edraianthus name - Edraianthus pulevicii  - on page 4 - now corrected.

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

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